Rabada, Morkel climb in rankings

2017-03-30 13:02
Kagiso Rabada (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel have both moved up one place in the latest ICC Test bowling rankings following South Africa's 1-0 series win in New Zealand. 

Rabada moves up from eighth to seventh while Morkel, who returned from a long injury lay-off in New Zealand, is up from 14th to 13th

Despite his continued absence with injury, Dale Steyn continues to hold his place in the top 10, moving down two places to eighth

Steyn is working towards being fit for July's four-match Test series in England. 

Vernon Philander, meanwhile, has dropped out of the top 10 to 11th after picking up just two wickets in the New Zealand series. 

South Africa's leading wicket-taker from their New Zealand tour, Keshav Maharaj, is currently ranked 38th

Top 20 in the latest ICC Test rankings for bowlers:

1. Ravindra Jadeja (Ind) 898

2. Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind) 865

3. Rangana Herath (SL) 854

4. Josh Hazlewood (Aus) 826

5. James Anderson (Eng) 810

6. Stuart Broad (Eng) 803

7. Kagiso Rabada (SA) 798

8. Dale Steyn (SA) 794

9. Neil Wagner (NZ) 745

10. Mitchell Starc (Aus) 742

11. Vernon Philander (SA) 738

12. Trent Boult (NZ) 732  

13. Morne Morkel (SA) 693

14. Tim Southee (NZ) 687

15. Dilruwan Perera (SL) 652

16. Yasir Shah (Pak) 649  

17. Nathan Lyon (Aus) 644        

18. Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 638

19. Wahab Riaz (Pak) 579  

20. Ben Stokes (Eng) 576

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